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Employability Skills Program students take part in a first for Narrabri

Narrabri Year 9 Employability Skills ProgramYear 9 students have been hard at work at the Narrabri Community Wellness Gardens site in Doyle Street. The Community College program is a first for Narrabri and is being supported by Narrabri Friends of Rotary Committee.

Students are learning about engineering, horticulture and community services this year and as part of this project will be designing and welding a large steel sculpture which will be the focal point on the site. Students will also be involved in the soil composition of the garden beds for the different varieties of plants.

Narrabri Community College Campus Coordinator Trish Dandridge is thrilled with the achievements of the class:

"The steel sculpture will be approximately 3 metres long and the students are designing an image to reflect our unique countryside and environment. We are very proud of what they have achieved in such a short space of time with their welding skills and they are coming up with such great ideas for the sculpture, which is shaping up to be a ‘must visit’ icon for visitors and locals alike for many years to come, and something they can be proud to be a part of."

The Community Wellness Garden is the first of its kind in Narrabri and is designed to bring people together to enjoy the gardens. It is for people to have common interests and is designed to be access friendly for everyone.

Photograph: Narrabri Year 9 students taking part in the Community College Employability Skills Program enjoy an excursion to the Community Gardens site with trainer Peter Koschmann (far right) and Community Gardens Coordinator David Piece (far left).